The Funniest Movies About Parenting

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Vote up the most hilarious comedies about parents.

Sleepless nights, dirty diapers, and vast amounts of unconditional love are at the heart of the funniest parenting comedies. The top funny movies about parenting feature new moms and dads juggling all of the aspects of their lives as they add to their family. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about parents including everything from Mary Poppins to Knocked Up to Little Miss Sunshine.

What films will you find on this list of parenting comedy movies? Steve Martin stars in Parenthood, which provides a hysterical examination of parenting through all the stages of children's development. Big Daddy, featuring Adam Sandler, is another funny movie about becoming a parent. Mrs. Doubtfire finds the funny at every turn as a divorced father dresses up like a female housekeeper just to spend more time with his kids. Other good films featured on this list include Mr. Mom, Uncle Buck, and Little Fockers.

Do you have a favorite film about parenting? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any great comedies that are missing.

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  • Parenthood
    Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Uncle Buck
    John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
    Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 2
    Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Adam Shankman
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
    Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Shawn Levy
  • RV
    Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hutcherson
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Little Miss Sunshine
    Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Big Daddy
    Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Dennis Dugan
  • Daddy Day Care
    Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Steve Carr
  • Yours, Mine and Ours
    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Raja Gosnell
  • Vacation
    Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Christie Brinkley
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Harold Ramis
  • Mr. Mom
    Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Ann Jillian
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Stan Dragoti
  • Raising Helen
    Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Garry Marshall
  • Life as We Know It
    Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Greg Berlanti
  • Problem Child
    John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Dennis Dugan
  • Parental Guidance
    Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Andy Fickman
  • Little Fockers
    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Paul Weitz
  • Look Who's Talking Now
    John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, David Gallagher
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Tom Ropelewski
  • The Farewell
    Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Lulu Wang
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette
    Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Bye Bye Love
    Eliza Dushku, Jack Black, Janeane Garofalo
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Sam Weisman
  • Friends with Kids
    Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Jennifer Westfeldt
  • Motherhood
    Uma Thurman, Jodie Foster, Minnie Driver
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Katherine Dieckmann
  • Otherhood
    Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Cindy Chupack
  • Drunk Parents
    Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Jim Gaffigan
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Fred Wolf